Dr. Michael J. White was honored as the 2021 "All-Star" Dad.
"It is not hard to see the impact my dad has had on everybody he meets. In fact, the hardest part of writing about how great of a father he is, is the word limit for this essay. His contagious laughter and hardworking spirit resonate not only through my family, but of all the lives he saves daily.
"My dad is an Emergency Room doctor, who began as a combat medic in our nation's military, deployed weeks after I was born. Since those starting moments of his career, I can't help but be overwhelmed with gratitude that he fought for me and all of the country and continues to fight every day for people's lives at his work.
"This pandemic has been hard on all of us. Our frontline workers have shown nothing but heroism and bravery, and I believe that my father is the picture of that. Never did he let this worldwide crisis dim his positive light. He brings a smile to all whose heart he touches and body he helps heal. He has taught me how to be strong when my world seems to be collapsing. He has taught me to be a leader, a fighter, and a friend. He is proof that no matter where you start, you can control your finish. I remember every time somebody I know has come up to me and expressed how cool my dad was. My only reply can be You don't even know the half of it."
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